Miles Peter Andrews

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Miles Peter Andrews

by William Ridley, published by Thomas Bellamy, after Philip Jean
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1797
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (164 mm x 110 mm) plate size; 6 7/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (174 mm x 117 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14992

Sitterback to top

  • Miles Peter Andrews (1742-1814), Dramatist, gunpowder manufacturer and politician. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Bellamy (1745-1800), Writer; publisher of periodicals. Artist or producer associated with 19 portraits.
  • Philip Jean (1755-1802), Miniature painter. Artist or producer associated with 8 portraits.
  • William Ridley (1764-1838), Stipple engraver. Artist or producer associated with 126 portraits.

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Current affairs

The Anti-Jacobin periodical makes its debut followed by The Anti-Jacobin Review the year after. Edited by William Gifford, it acted as a Tory mouthpiece against the 'New Morality' associated with republicanism.
Bank crisis results in the temporary suspension of payments by the Bank of England leading to a nationwide currency shortage.

Art and science

Robert Southey, later Poet Laureate, publishes his collected Poems, exploring contemporary interest in mythology and non-European cultures.
Ann Radcliffe publishes her popular gothic novel The Italian. One of the most imaginative novelists of the period, she helped introduce readers to the romantic sense of the supernatural.


Battle of Cape St Vincent. Admiral John Jervis leads the fleet which defeat the Spanish.
Failure of a small French invasion in Pembrokeshire.
Naval mutinies at Spithead and Nore.
Attack on the Canary Islands in which Rear-Admiral Nelson loses an arm.

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